- "Hutch is gone. He was my friend. He piloted me once to a mission in the Belassar system."
- ―Princess Leia Organa
The Belassar system was located in the Sarla sector of the galaxy's Expansion Region. Early during the Galactic Civil War, prior to the Battle of Yavin, the Galactic Empire moved to suppress Rebel Alliance activity in the system. In response, Princess Leia Organa and the Alderaanian consular ship Tantive IV, accompanied by pilot Jon "Dutch" Vander, arrived to clandestinely support the Rebels. From at least 12 ABY to 17 ABY, the Bellasar system fell within the borders of New Republic–controlled space.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Belassar system was first mentioned in the July 1998 young-readers story Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil, written by Jude Watson. The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas later placed the system in grid square J-8 and expanded on Leia Organa's mission there, as first recounted in Watson's story.
- Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil (First mentioned)